Trump 2020 campaign press communications director: Biden traveled to Kenosha ‘for purely political reasons’ – Fox News

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden traveled to Kenosha, Wis., on Thursday “for more political division and that’s really disappointing,” Trump 2020 campaign press communications director Erin Perrine told “Outnumbered Overtime.”

Two days after a visit by President Trump, the former vice president headed to Kenosha, a city pushed into the national spotlight after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, sparked days of protest and violence – making the city the latest battleground in a summer of unrest over police brutality against minorities and racial injustice.

And Biden’s trip to the crucial general election battleground state comes as the two presidential nominees repeatedly trade fire in dueling appearances and speeches over the unrest – which has rocked cities from coast to coast since the death of George Floyd, who was Black, in police custody in Minnesota in late May.

Biden explained that he would hold “meetings with community leaders as well as business people and folks in law enforcement and to start to talk about what has to be done.”

The Biden campaign confirmed that the former vice president would also be meeting with Blake’s family. Video seen on social media shows an officer shooting seven times into Blake’s back as he reached into his vehicle, where Wisconsin officials later said a knife was found.

Blake’s young children were in his vehicle at the time. The shooting left Blake paralyzed, according to his father. The Aug. 23 incident sparked days of protests and violence.